Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The delegation of the Chairman of the State Council of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, was received at the Knevichi airfield in Vladivostok by the Minister of Defense of Russia, Army General Sergei Shoigu, with a guard of honor by Preobrazhensky. Regiment.
Samples of modern aviation equipment of the Russian Aerospace Forces were displayed at the Knevichi airfield to be shown to the North Korean leader.
The DPRK leader inspected modern aircraft of Russian strategic aviation, which form the air component of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces and curb the appetites of its enemies: the Tu-160 supersonic strategic missile bomber, the Tu-160 strategic missile bomber turboprop Tu-95MS and the supersonic long-range bomber Tu-22M3.
The commander of the Long-Range Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash, briefed the North Korean leader about all the characteristics of the strategic missile carriers, their armament and combat capabilities.
During the demonstration, Kim Jong-un became very interested in military equipment and even touched their fuselages with his hand. He also listened carefully to the crew commanders’ reports on the combat capabilities of the Su-34, Su-30SM, Su-35S supersonic fighter-bombers and Su-25SM3 attack aircraft.
The North Korean leader was also shown the Russian MiG-31I missile carrier with the latest weapons, the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system.
This unique Russian aviation complex has no analogues in the world and has proven its high combat effectiveness in the zone of special military operation.
The Russian long-range Tu-214 aircraft with modern and highly efficient Russian-made engines also attracted the attention of the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.